My Mom is coming for a visit. I will pick her up tonight at a meeting point about half-way between where my parent's live and here. I made her a little memory gift from little treasures from my trip to Kansas.
I made this for my Mom as a memento of her parents. The photograph is of my grandparents holding my mother on the day of her baptism. The cross and the broach are from my grandmother's jewelry. The doily is one she crocheted. The button heart is one grandma made (I have two more of those wonderful things). The embroidery is mine. The colors definitely reflect on Grandma's tastes (pink and purple). I used fabric yo-yos because I remember a yo-yo doll Grandma had. The frame is thrifted.
This is the first time I've done anything like this and it is far from perfect but I am satisfied with it as a first effort.
I am in a slight quandary regarding myself. I simply cannot over-embellish. I like heavily embellished collages but when I work on my own I feel the need to create breathing space.
I also posted another embroidery on my craft blog.